Hey guys!!! Welcome to Week 6 of the One Room Challenge – aka WE MADE IT! HUGE thanks to Linda from Calling it Home and media partner House Beautiful for the opportunity to be a part of this fun challenge!
I have so many mixed emotions writing this post : Enormous gratitude for my husband who worked on this space for countless hours and sleepless nights. He single handily cut no less than 2000 pieces of tile (no joke), poured about 2000 pounds of concrete, and sacrificed his sanity all in the name of love for me and this blog. Appreciation for my sponsors who were so amazing to work with and donated materials and their time answering countless emails from me. Thankfulness for my readers and fellow blog friends for their words of support and encouragement in the crazy stressful world known as the One Room Challenge. Relief that it’s over and we can go back to life as we know it with a fully functioning and gorgeous new space and put future renovations on hold for a bit (but no worries, my husband is already talking about what space to do for the fall ORC – he’s a nut).
With that said – let’s get to the fun stuff!!
Here’s the laundry list of the things we accomplished in this challenge-
- Paint and installed cabinet baseboard and trim
- Installed new appliances
- Add wall sconces
- Put up open shelves
- Stenciled the floor
- Installed and DIY’d new concrete countertops
- Installed new sink and faucet
- Touch up paint
- Installed backsplash
- Painted cabinets
- Added new window treatment and artwork
Annnnd I may or may not have a kitchen table yet – oops!
It sure doesn’t look like a lot in a bullet point but HOLY MAMA that was a lot of work! Now let’s just get to the pretty pictures in good ‘ol before/after style just like those home renovation reveal shows:
I mean WOW right?!?! The power of paint my friends (and a lot of hard work).
Can we just talk about the gorgeous details in this space though –
Like the cabinet hardware from D. Lawless – It’s sleek, gold, and really pops against those dark cabinets.
And they are on sale peeps so hurry and go snag some for a quick update!
The concrete countertops certainly gave us a run for our money but they add great contrast to the space and help it to feel more balanced with all the marble tile. If you’re a hardcore DIY-er and want to tackle your own concrete countertops – I can’t recommend Concrete Countertop Solutions enough! The product was excellent and they were readily available to answer any of our questions – and boy we did we have a bunch.
We can’t NOT talk about the elephant in the room – that AMAZING Calcatta marble herringbone tile from The Builder Depot. ooohhhmmmmyyyggoooosh you guys. I wish I could have you all over to pet it – it’s such a showstopper in this space. I instantly felt fancier once it was on the wall.
It’s smooth and sleek and the flecks of gold pieces create so much warmth. And you all know I love me some gold.
I’m so glad we decided to remove the cabinet and add the open shelves so that we could see even more of the tile. Bringing it to the ceiling around the window has been one of my favorite part’s – it’s like art on the wall it’s so gorgeous.
Another big element is the floor! We knew we lacked the time to replace the floors during this challenge – and we couldn’t leave the yucky linoleum as is – so I did what any DIYer would do and painted it! I will have a full tutorial on that soon but thanks to Cutting Edge Stencil’s the floor turned out amazing using their Stephanie Lace All Over Stencil.
How fun is that?! They are holding up extremely well – I can’t wait to share the tutorial with you!
Now for some fun detail pics because they are my favorite.
We have COME SO FAR and it’s been such a learning experience! Thanks for supporting me and this blog and I hope you feel inspired to restyle your own space!
Thanks again to my amazing sponsors!!
Concrete Countertop courtesy of Concrete Countertop Solutions
Carrara Marble Herringbone Tile courtesy of The Builder Depot
Gold Hardware courtesy of D. Lawless Hardware
Artwork courtesy of Style Your Life By Megan
Floor Stencil courtesy of Cutting Edge Stencils
CustomWindow Valance by the very talented Justine from JD Design and Workroom
Bluetooth speaker courtesy of Specter Wireless
Be sure to check out all the amazing guest participants who have participated here.
Oh, and in the midst of this Mr. Wright and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in the most amazing vow renewal celebration!
Vow Renewal Picture by the super talented Paige Gabert.
Jennifer Gainer says
Nice job it turned out beautiful. Let me say that I really love the floor, beautiful just beautiful!!!
Jackie Burns-Shollack says
Colette, all I can say is STUNNING! Readers: I was lucky enough to see this project throughout the process in person, and what a huge undertaking it was for Colette and Michael. I am so impressed at how much hard work they put in and how incredibly beautiful the new space is!
wow! what a difference! i adore the cabinets and backsplash! and hooray for awesome husbands!
Looks amazing so far! Love the tile work, and that chair is perfect in the desk area! So good! Can’t wait to see all the finishing touches come together! Cheers to the space and 10 years of marriage, my friend!
Your almost there…..and it looks soooooo good! You have the coffee bar set up, so you can do this!
Kimberly ~ Swoon Worthy says
Oh it’s gorgeous already – I adore the black and white (I did the same in my kitchen last year and I really just think it’s so classic and fabulous). I can see you have a little bit to go but my goodness, it’s already spectacular! Love it! xx
Thank you Kimberly!!! That means so much coming from you!! Huge fan of yours!
Wow! I love this and I can tell you both have worked your butts off to make it look amazing. You should be so proud!
Such a beautiful transformation!!
Love the transformation and the reimagine of this space . Great job!!!
very nice transformation and what a fresh new take on the old kitchen! love the two tones cabinet, the fabric on the roman blind, and your backsplash is beautiful! congrats to wrapping up week 6 of #OneRoomChallenge and now you get to enjoy it!
Thank you Tim! Your new space looked amazing as well!!!
Erin B says
Wow! A huge change – love it!
Thank you Erin!
The tile is beautiful, Colette! It’s a huge project, and I’m sure a bummer to not have it 100% done — but you should feel so accomplished with doing all this yourself!! And 6 weeks is fast!
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
Happy Anniversary! My husband and I celebrate our 10th at the end of this month.
Your space is looking amazing! Love it! The tile is stunning. I hope to install some sort of marble tile in our kitchen. right now it’s not in the budget so we’ve just been sticking with white painted walls. One day!
Oh yay! Happy anniversary! Can’t go wrong with marble
Tee @ Beauteeful Living says
Such gorgeous photos, Colette! You and your hubby have done such an incredible makever. Everything looks so pretty. I can’t even imagine how the full reveal will look. I’ll be looking out for it. Happy 10th anniversary! Gorgeous photo of you too! xoxo, Tee.
Thank you! It’s been a whirlwind!
Michelle Montee says
I am so lucky to have such a fancy friend. You took something that I thought looked fine as it was and turned it into something amazing. Great job, Colette and Mike! 😽
So fancy! Miss you!
I love the power of paint! Your kitchen looks amazing! The floors are gorgeous! And those countertops are drool worthy!
Power of paint exactly!!! ThAnk you!!
Diane Rath says
Are you kidding- even without things done it’s insanely gorgeous!! Absolutely love the black and white contrasting cabinets and the backsplash is perfection- well done!
Thank you Diane!!! I love the contrasting colors too!
jessica vanderveen says
Even in its unfinished state it’s stunning! The counter looks amazing and that backsplash is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the final pictures
Looks done to me, except for a faucet. You got sooo much done and it looks fabulous! Beautiful!
Thank you Gina!
Carol, The Red Painted Cottage says
I’m smitten with your entire kitchen. I really love the backsplash and all the other details and look forward to checking back in a few more days to see the completion, but in my book it’s fantastic!
Thank you carol!!!
I can’t imagine the amount of work you have done. Love your choice of colors and really love the cabinet handles you chose. So impressive!
Thank you Brenda!!!! Soooo much work!
I am in awe of the beautiful kitchen you and your hubby have created! I live the colors and textures, especially the tile work! Congratulations on your 10th anniversary too!!!
Thank you so much Karen!
Gorgeous! Any chance you’ll be doing a post about the concrete countertop process and including a promo code from CCS? ☺
Hi Kate!! I’m definitely working on both of those! Stay tuned 😊
Hi! This is beautiful! What paint colors did you use?